The CDIATM Acetaminophen Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of acetaminophen and its metabolites in human urine.
Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs, yet it is also an important cause of serious liver injury. Acetaminophen is the generic name of a drug found in many common brand name over-the-counter (OTC) products. Acetaminophen is an important drug, and its effectiveness in relieving pain and fever is widely known. Unlike other commonly used drugs to reduce pain and fever, at recommended doses acetaminophen does not cause adverse effects, such as stomach discomfort and bleeding, and acetaminophen is considered safe when used according to the directions on its OTC or Rx labeling. However, taking more than the recommended amount can cause liver damage, ranging from abnormalities in liver function blood tests, to acute liver failure, and even death. The CDIATM Acetaminophen Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) is a rapid urine-screening test that can be performed without the use of an instrument. The test utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of acetaminophen in urine. The CDIATM Acetaminophen Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) yields a positive result when the acetaminophen in urine exceeds 5000 ng/mL.